3-year-old Singaporean girl dies from Covid-19 infection
A three-year-old Singaporean girl died of an infection caused by Covid-19 on Tuesday.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) said she tested positive for the virus on Aug 9 and was admitted to hospital on Aug 13.
She later died of anoxic brain injury or a lack of oxygen to the brain due to cardiac arrest and Covid-19 infection, said the health ministry.
The girl had a history of multiple medical conditions prior to contracting Covid-19, it added.
This is the third death caused by Covid-19 of a patient below 12 years of age, MOH said in response to queries on Wednesday.
The ministry extended its deepest condolences to the girl's family.